Definition of Text file

1. Noun. (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters.

Exact synonyms: Document
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Specialized synonyms: Web Page, Webpage, Ascii Text File
Generic synonyms: Computer File
Derivative terms: Documentary



Definition of Text file

1. Noun. (computing) A simple data file containing only plain, human-readable text, distinct from documents with embedded formatting ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A simple data file in a character encoding that allows it to be read in a simple editor: (non-gloss definition usually,) seven-bit, as opposed to containing raw binary data. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Text File

tex
texases
texel
texels
texes
text
text-based
text adventure
text adventures
text blindness
text box
text boxes
text edition
text editor
text editors
text file (current term)
text files
text hand
text hands
text link
text links
text message
text messages
text messaging
text retrieval
texta
textaholic
textaholics
textas
textbase

Literary usage of Text file

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Developer's Workshopby John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb by John Clark Craig, Jeff Webb (1998)
"Figure 21-3 below shows the result of using this technique to display a text file containing approximately 668000 bytes in a text box. ..."

2. First Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-1): Proceedings by D. K. Harman (1995)
"Either the record/field structure in the original text file can be used or, in the absence of such structure, it can be imposed. ..."

3. First Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-1): Proceedings by D. K. Harman (1995)
"Either the record/field structure in the original text file can be used or, in the absence of such structure, it can be imposed. ..."

4. PISA 2003 Data Analysis Manual: SAS Users by OECD Staff, SourceOECD (Online service) (2005)
"SPSS« Control files Similarly to the SAS® control files, these files will read the raw text file, and convert it into a SPSS® data file assigning labels and ..."

5. SAS/GRAPH 9.1 Reference by SAS Institute (2004)
"A You can use a FILENAME statement or host command to specify a fileref that points to the location of the external text file that you want to print. ..."

6. SAS/IML 9.1 by SAS Institute (2004)
"You have recorded the values for the variables NAME, SEX, AGE, HEIGHT, and WEIGHT for each student and have stored the data in an external text file named ..."

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